Inspire & Achieve Together
Hanmore Road, CHINEHAM,
Hampshire, RG24 8PQ
08:40 - 15:30
Monday to Friday
Welcome to Year 5 page.
We would like to welcome you to Year 5, the first year of Upper School.
We have a wide range of exciting learning opportunities in store this year and are looking forward to sharing all of our fascinating topics across the curriculum. The year started with two weeks focused on our school values, British values, our rights in line with the UNCRC and e-safety. Our main topic for the remainder of this term is the Ancient Greeks.
Year 5 is a busy year of taking on further responsibilities within the school community and making sure that everyone is ready for the challenges of Year 6 next year. We are looking forward to seeing all of our children learn and grow over the year and are excited to see what they achieve along the way.
Year 5 had a very exciting end to their week when Mr Brown came in to share his work relating to their science space project. They were absolutely fascinated to handle parts of actual satellites that have actually been into space.
‘Mr Brown inspired me to be a scientist when I grow up. The experience was phenomenal; I felt like I was on a space station!’.
Mr Brown explained how there are now projects to try to clear up the thousands of pieces of rubbish orbiting the earth in space.
‘We saw what’s in space right now, why it’s up there and what satellites look like and do’.
Thank you so much Mr Brown, for your support and time – you have inspired our pupils to look further than they ever have before!
Year 5 have had a very busy Autumn Term and have enjoyed a wide range of learning opportunities. Here are just a few,,,
Our history topic this term has been Ancient Greece and the children have learnt about a range of aspects for this period in history. They have taken part in battle re-enactments, designed and created sand mazes and learnt about the Greek Gods, democracy and the origins of the Olympic Games.
In Science we have been learning about space. Cooperation and team work were needed to present information researched about the seasons in the style of a Newsround report. The children also researched the planets and then used great creativity to create their own planet Top Trump cards. We are eagerly awaiting the responses to the questions that we sent to a NASA engineer on a wide range of space related topics. We are also looking forward Mr Brown’s visit where he will be talking to us about the work he does with satellites.
In PE this term, Year 5 have learnt different balances and have worked in teams to create an extended sequence to music. As part of Anti-Bullying Week the children designed app names and logos within the theme of friendship and helping others. We are very excited to be able to Skype the author of our current Guided Reading book, A Place Called Perfect, next week. We will be asking Helena Duggan questions and listening to her read the next chapter in the story.
We are so impressed by the progress Year 5 have made this term and are looking forward to seeing what they can achieve in the Spring Term.
Mrs Adams, Mrs Godliman, Ms Ibbotson, Miss Walker and Mrs Adamiec
For parents/guardians who were unable to attend the ‘Meet the Teacher’ session. Please see the PowerPoint below: